Amazon.com is looking for a highly motivated Network Engineering Manager to help build, scale and automate one of the worlds largest and complex networks. With Amazon Web Services (http://aws.amazon.com), our goal is to become “The Infrastructure Platform” to the world. Our customers demand the highest quality and reliability for their services. As we expand at a tremendous rate across all of our services it is our responsibility to maintain that quality and reliability. We look for innovative ways to automate and scale our network as we expand, while driving complex issues to resolution.
As Network Engineering manager you will be responsible for managing a team of 6-8 highly skilled Network engineers. In addition, you will be responsible for end-to-end product ownership of one of the key areas of our Network, including automation, standards, new builds and scale. At Amazon, we ask our technical managers to be strong engineers who can dive deep and get involved in addition to being strong managers.
Must have a high degree of organization and be very detail-oriented. Must be able to interact with and influence people at all levels and have excellent public speaking skills. Must have the ability to contribute to and support long-term visions and direction regarding Networking at Amazon. Experience in building and managing a team of strong technical people and prior ownership of the operation of a mission-critical team is crucial to success. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in delivering complex projects, including coordinating and driving issues to resolution autonomously utilizing excellent project management skills.
A B.S. in Computer Science or four years’ equivalent experience in a large-scale enterprise environment is required. Experience in Network Engineering is highly recommended. Responsibilities
As a manager within the Networking team you will be expected to drive operational excellence in everything we do. This includes creating sane processes, procedures and automation to improve efficiency in our day-to-day tasks and projects.. You will work closely on supporting our internal customers and ensuring that their needs and issues are being addressed.
As a Network Engineering manager you will be expected to drive quality into the metrics we report to assist us in focusing on the areas that give us the best ROI. This includes measurement of our project plans, build schedules, issues, and cycle times.
Performance Management/Team Health
You will own all facets of performance and career management for the team. Regular one-on-one meetings with all team members are required. You will be expected to provide both technical and ‘soft skill’ mentoring in order to maintain a well-rounded, world-class organization. This includes project management, quality audits and coordination of training sessions with senior-level engineers as well as day-to-day oversight of the team including scheduling of a 7x12x365 operational rota.
You will be integral to developing and improving incident and change management within the Networking space. Responsibilities include driving initiatives regarding improvements to existing tools & processes and providing feedback on new practices & procedures in order to scale with the rapid expansion of the Amazon platform and customer base.
Recruiting and Hiring
You will take the lead in hiring quality personnel who not only fit the needs of the current organization but also will allow the team to scale with platform and service growth. You will coordinate with Amazon and external recruiting staff to evaluate potential candidates, participate in initial phone screens and provide relevant guidance and feedback during on-site interview loops. You will also be responsible for ensuring that proper training takes place for all new hires.
- Strong leadership skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong mentoring skills
- Strong presentation skills
- Ability to cope under pressure
- Ability to understand and drive service management/SLAs
- Ability to coordinate multiple activities and work in a high pace environment
- Lean experience a bonus.
This is an amazing opportunity in terms of responsibility, interesting challenges and high visibility. We truly are looking for the highest quality candidates, so you should expect a rigorous interview process.
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